In 1735, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain founded the Blancpain brand, setting up his first workshop on the upper floor of his house at Villeret, in the present-day Bernese Jura. By recording his name in the official property register of the municipality of Villeret, this pioneer had created an establishment that is now the world's oldest watchmaking brand. Blancpain watches enjoyed great success from the earliest years, and the heirs of Jehan-Jacques Blancpain perpetuated his expertise.
After two centuries of family ownership, Blancpain was sold to the SIHH and underwent several changes in management control with Marc A. Hayek becoming CEO in 2002. The company set up production at Le Brassus in the Joux Valley, and in 2010 gained access to a new production site with the acquisition of Frédéric Piguet. Blancpain has committed itself to the production of "grande complication" wristwatches, and its constant innovations have continued to bring tremendous expansion and success.
A partner since 2009, Blancpain and Lamborghini launched the Blancpain Super Trofeo in 2012
Official Timekeeper and Title Sponsor (2010 – 2015)
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